Women’s Space Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Paula Freund and Leslie Graves on the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Exhibits in Washington DC, Sacramento and Petaluma, has been uploaded to the web archive. The show was recorded, broadcast in the North Bay and streamed worldwide over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM on Monday 11/18/19 at 11 AM (repeats at 11 PM on KBBF) and repeat broadcast in Petaluma and streamed worldwide over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM on Wednesday 11/20/19 at 11 AM.
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Women’s Suffrage Centennial Exhibits in Washington DC,
Sacramento and Petaluma
1. Paula Freund, Member, Board of Directors, Petaluma Museum Association
2. Leslie Graves, Volunteer Steering Committee Member, Sonoma County 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project
Our Featured Guests
1. Paula Freund shares her path into art history appreciation and curating at museums. She talks about the highlights of her recent tour of 3 historical museums in Washington DC housing exhibits for the 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial:
National Archives exhibit: “Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote”
Library of Congress exhibit: “Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight For the Vote”
National Portrait Gallery exhibit: “Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence”
Paula with co-curator Katherine Rinehart is preparing an exhibition at the Petaluma Museum dedicated to telling the story of Petaluma’s participation in the women’s suffrage movement. Both of these woman attended several events honoring the Suffrage movement and are very involved in bring the history of that era to our county.
About our Guest: Paula Freund is a retired art historian living in Petaluma, California. She holds a master’s degree in art history from Washington University in St. Louis and undergraduate degrees in art history and Spanish from Southern Methodist University. In Texas she worked as a curatorial assistant at the Meadows Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas and taught art appreciation and art history in the Junior College system. In 2010 she moved to Petaluma, joined the board of directors of the Petaluma Museum Association and began curating exhibits for the community. Her most recent exhibition, curated in 2018, “The Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, A Story of Civic Progress & Pride,” was dedicated to Lucy Kortum. Currently, she is planning, with co-curator Katherine Rinehart, an exhibition dedicated to telling the story of Petaluma’s participation in the women’s suffrage movement.
Guest Link: www.petalumamuseum.com
2. Leslie Graves recently attended the special event at the California Museum in Sacramento marking the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s ratification in California on November 9. The day of festivities was hosted by First partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom. Leslie shares the highlights of the celebration and Women’s Suffrrage Centennial events lining up for 2020. Leslie announces that on December 8, the Sonoma County 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project is having their Women’s Suffrage Centennial Kick-off at Saturday Afternoon Club, 430 10th St, in Santa Rosa. This will be an opporunity to learn how women in Sonoma County got out the vote to lead to the ratification of the 19th Amendment and how we are honoring their achievements while creating more inclusive and inter-sectional engagement and voting access for all in our community.
About our Guest: Leslie Graves is a member of the Sonoma County 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project steering committee. This is a year-long project to celebrate the centennial of the 19th amendment and create programs which explore the complex long history and continuing fight for inclusion of all women. They are a chapter of the California 2020 women’s suffrage project which was created by the national women history alliance which was founded in Sonoma County, in order to support all 58 County California in creating celebration and educational opportunities for the public to engage in this historic moment.
Guest Links: www.facebook.com/SoCoWomen2020
November 14, 1889 – Journalist Elizabeth Cochran, aka Nellie Bly, sails around the world in 72 days, 6 hours, 11 minutes, and 14 seconds, beating the fictional record set by Phineas Fogg in Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days
November 14, 1903 – The U.S. Women’s Trade Union League is established.
November 14, 1946 – Emily Greene Balch, cofounder of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1:00 PM, Sonoma County N.O.W. (National Organization for Women) Monthly Meeting, Round Table Pizza – 1791 Marlow Rd., Santa Rosa. The Mission of NOW is to bring women into full participation in American society. Monthly meeting on feminist issues and goals. For more info visit: http://www.nowsonoma.org or call (707)545-5036. The NOW 2020 Woman Suffrage Centennial Calendar will be available for donation.
The NOW 2020 Woman Suffrage Centennial Calendar will be available for donation at the Sonoma County Women’s Suffrage Centennial Kick-off on December 8.
Sunday, December 8, 2019, 2:00 to 4:00 PM, Sonoma County Women’s Suffrage Centennial Kick-off, Saturday Afternoon Club, 430 10th St, Santa Rosa. Seating is limited to 70 people so please RSVP at fb Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/395937627766549/
Saturday, January 25, 2020, Building Neighborhood Power, presented by Santa Rosa Together, Santa Rosa Housing for All, The Sonoma Intersections Coaltion and the City of Santa Rosa. Join neighbors as we begin defining the types of services, structures and support we want in our neighborhood. With well-defined neighborhood visions, we can better help policymakers and developers deliver the neighborhoods of our dreams! We will be led by world-renown community builder, Jim Diers, the former Dir. of the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and Professor at the University of Washington’s Asset-Based Community Development Institute. Eventbrite link.
The Woman in Your Life is You by Alix Dobkin from the album Living with Lavender Jane (Women’s Wax Works) – www.alixdobkin.com
We Are The Women sung by Betsey Rose and the Women’s Choir from the album Welcome to the Circle (Paper Crane Music)
Blood of the Ancients sung by Betsey Rose and the Women’s Choir from the album Welcome to the Circle (Paper Crane Music)
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